The race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate has been costly. And not just in dollars. One veteran Senator – Saxby Chambliss – is retiring. And three sitting Congressmen will leave Washington at the end of this year because they gave up those posts to run for Chambliss’s seat. That’s a whole lot of Washington know-how. All were card-carrying Georgia fiscal conservatives, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t bring funding back to their districts.
 
State officials said Wednesday that the Lowe’s retail chain will open a distribution center in Rome that will employ 600 people. But it’ll do little to help 350,000 Georgians who have given up looking for full-time work.
A conservative radio show host from Gainesville filed paperwork Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission to run for Georgia's new congressional seat. Martha Zoller said, through a spokesman Wednesday, she will remain on the air until...
A Chatham County judge signed a death warrant Tuesday for Troy Anthony Davis. Convicted of killing a Savannah police officer in 1989, this is Davis' fourth death warrant. But he's avoided execution because of questions about his guilt....
Gov. Nathan Deal signed off on Georgia’s new congressional districts Wednesday. They now head to Washington, D.C., for review by the federal government.
Under the new redistricting maps, Republicans could have a super-majority in both chambers of the state legislature after the 2012 general election. A super-majority makes it easier for the ruling party to amend the state’s constitution.
The state Supreme Court has ordered that Catoosa County Magistrate Court Judge Anthony Peters be permanently removed from office. The court issued a unanimous opinion on Tuesday saying it agrees with the recommendation of the Judicial...
The U.S. Justice Department this week approved a law giving Georgia’s secretary of state the power to set presidential primary dates. The approval puts the state in the middle of a national battle for power and influence. Georgia officials want the...
A Republican state lawmaker with ties to Gov. Nathan Deal says he will run for Georgia's newest congressional seat. State Rep. Doug Collins, of Gainesville, is serving his third term in the state House and served as one of the governor's...
Republican lawmakers have drawn redistricting maps that solidify their majorities in the state House and Senate. But Georgia’s changing demographics won’t guarantee that majority forever.
Georgia’s new election district maps will soon head to the federal government for approval. Gov. Nathan Deal and other Republican lawmakers are deciding how to submit the maps. Democrats are also weighing their options.